Proffitts are delighted to be working with the Waterfoot Forward group on plans to renovate Trickett’s Memorial Ground in Waterfoot. The garden was given to the people of Rawtenstall borough in 1920 in memory of 44 workers from nearby Gaghills Mill, the footwear factory of Sir H W Trickett Ltd who died as a result of their service in the army and navy during the First World War.

The archway at the entrance gates is now showing signs of age, and the bronze plaques bearing the names of the men are in need of repair. The group would also like to provide an information board and website so that visitors can find out more about the history of the site as well as a small seating area to allow residents a place for quiet contemplation in the gardens.

The garden was in officially opened in 1922 and we aim to have the restoration works needed completed in time for the centenary of the garden’s opening.